Fraudsters are attempting to scam kind-hearted Albertans out of donations, evacuees out of funds to rebuild their home and the government out of disaster funds, officials warn. Throughout the battle with the wildfire known as “the beast” that did billions of dollars of damage to the town of Fort McMurray, Albertans have displayed their kindness with donations and offers of support. But some people are trying to take advantage of that generosity, warns Ron Mycholuk of the central and northern Alberta Better Business Bureau. The most prevalent scams are fake charities collecting online or door-to-door, he said.
By Mack Lamoureux
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